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Activities
  1. Think About It
    This map shows part of Washington, D.C. Click on the pictures of the buildings in the Map Key. If you were standing at the Washington Monument, in what direction would you walk to go to the Lincoln Memorial? Use the compass rose to help you.
  2. Think About It
    In what direction would you walk to get from the United States Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial? In what direction would you walk to get from the White House to the Washington Monument? Look at the compass rose to help you.
  3. Map It
    Use the map to follow these directions: Start at the Lincoln Memorial. Walk east on Constitution Avenue. Stop at 17th Street. Then walk north on 17th Street. Stop when you reach Pennsylvania Avenue. Which building do you end up at?
Learn More About It

Washington, D.C., is the capital city of the United States. This map shows the National Mall. The National Mall is a large park in Washington, D.C. Many important buildings are located here. Some are museums. Others are monuments that honor famous people from United States history. Government workers also have their offices in some of these buildings.
Check Your Answers
  1. You would walk west to get from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial.
  2. You would walk west to get from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. You would walk south to get from the White House to the Washington Monument.
  3. You end up at the White House.